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Batching at the Spur Trail Series™

The Spur Cape Summer Trail Series™ 2015 will see batching reintroduced to Wildrunner events in an attempt to spread the field out while maintaining the integrity of the event as we grow the Spur Trail Series™ and introduce more people to our wonderful sport.…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on November 13, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments

Series sizzles at boiling B'Sorah

It was a scorcher of a day as approximately 600 runners lined up for the start of Race 3 in the 2014 Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™ that took place on the magnificent trails of B’sorah.



In the men’s 13,4km long course Championship race, it was a titanic duel between the top two men as they opened up a…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on November 10, 2014 at 17:11 — No Comments

Sensational Segwati delivers superb scenes in Race 2

The magnificent Segwati Game Ranch played host to race 2 of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™ under grey but dry skies to make for perfect conditions to be out on the trails.



The 13.2km long course Championship race saw one of the country’s top trail runners and indeed the 2013 and 2014 South African…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on November 3, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments

Hennops River rages in Race 1 of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™

It was a stormy start to the 2014 edition of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™ as an angry Hennops River greeted more than 600 runners to kick start things off in dramatic fashion.



As per usual in the Spur Gauteng Trail Series™, the Hennops race hosted the stand alone event of a 20km XL race and this…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on October 27, 2014 at 17:14 — No Comments

2014 ends on a high at Pelindaba



Almost 700 trail runners made their way to the Pelindaba Nature Reserve on Sunday to take on the final race of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™ and one of the last trail races of 2014. They weren’t disappointed as the Highveld weather played along, delivering a perfect morning to kick off a…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on December 2, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Fast and Furious Racing in Paarl

It was another epic trail running day as a packed house lined up at the iconic Taal Monument for Race 3 of the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ 2014.



Race 3 would see the long course Championship runners tackle a 13.8km loop of the Paarl Mountain Reserve which includes a trip up some 400 steps and between two…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on August 5, 2014 at 15:27 — No Comments

Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ off to a muddy start

The Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ kicked off with a bang at the Paul Cluver Estate as more than 1000 runners came out to take on the epic trail of Paul Cluver Estate during the weekend. There were some nervous runners during the week as a cold front hammered the Cape in the week leading up to the races but the weather improved significantly as the weekend arrived. Runners at the GLB46 Ultra on Saturday had to deal with cold and wet conditions but on Sunday we were treated…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on July 22, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

A frosty start to the 2014 Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series

The sun may have been shining but the mercury was having none of it as almost 800 brave souls arrived at the B’Sorah tented campsite in frigid temperatures for the first race of the Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series 2014 and what a race we had!



The long course championship race would see runners…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on June 10, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

SPUR CAPE SUMMER TRAIL SERIES OFF TO AN ELECTRIC START

On an incredible evening in the Mother City, more than 900 wide-eyed and smiling trail runners showed up to run the first of four races in the Spur Cape Summer Trail Series 2014.

The beautiful Tygerberg Nature Reserve was her sparkling best under an almost full moon with little to no wind to speak of and…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on January 16, 2014 at 16:53 — No Comments

Local legends heat up Race 2

The stars were out to shine both in the sky and on the ground as Michael Bailey, Bernard Rukadza, Dion Middlekoop, Nicholas Rupanga and others battled it out in race 2 of the Spur Cape Summer Trail Series 2014 on a brilliant Wednesday evening.

It was electric…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on January 31, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

Fabulous running at Lebanon Forest

Lighting up the Spur Trail Series in Lebanon The third instalment of the 2014 Spur Cape Summer Trail Series took place in the magical Lebanon Forest out in Grabouw and what a variety of trails Lebanon have to offer! From pine trees, to switchbacks, to rocky inclines and running through the orchards, this race had it…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on February 4, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

Stunning scenes at Spur Silvermine Mountain XL

There was a palpable buzz of excitement as the second edition of the Spur Silvermine Mountain XL set off in one of the Cape’s finest nature reserves, South Peninsula’s Silvermine Nature Reserve.

This 34km race would see runners enjoy unmatched views of the Southern Peninsula, including Kalk Bay, Muizenberg,…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on February 10, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

Oak Valley delights in Series finale

This past Sunday saw the Spur Cape Summer Trail Series 2014 come to an end at Oak Valley and we could not have asked for a better morning to round things off.



As is tradition, race 4 kicked off with the 25.4km XL race, drawing top names such as Spur Silvermine Mountain XL winners Michael Bailey and Katya…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on February 25, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

PULSATING ACTION AT PELINDABA

The fourth and final race of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series 2013 took place at the superb Pelindaba Nature Reserve this Sunday.



The weather was electric and so was the racing as more than 400 runners turned out to take part in the final Spur Trail Series race of the year.



With the…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on December 3, 2013 at 17:21 — No Comments

Blistering heat and even hotter racing at B’Sorah

A brand new venue welcomed us for Race 3 in the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series 2013 and what an amazing venue it is!



B’Sorah welcomed us for the first time ever and what an absolute gem to add to the Spur Trail Series collection. In the Long Course Championship Race, runners were treated to…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on November 11, 2013 at 10:37 — No Comments

Running Wild at Segwati

Race two in this series of four races in the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series took place on Sunday at the scenic Segwati Game Ranch.



With the weather playing its part in making conditions ideal for trail running, the 12.75km Long Course Championship race got underway with pre-race favourites Lucky Miya and…

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Added by Owen Middleton on November 4, 2013 at 14:14 — No Comments

Rugged Racing at Hennops River

The Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series 2013 kicked off this past Sunday, October 27, at the tranquil Hennops River Picnic Site. What was not so tranquil was the electric racing on spectacular single track trails that left a few hardened runners with scratches, bruises and memories.



Race 1 saw not only a long…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on October 28, 2013 at 17:11 — No Comments

Trail Series delights in Giba Gorge

Wednesday night saw the second chapter of the 2013 Spur KZN Trail Series take place. This time Giba Gorge provided us with a spectacular venue for some electric night-time running. 



In the Men’s Championship 10.5km Long Course, it was Mark Michel who left everybody trailing, coming home in a…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on October 11, 2013 at 12:00 — 3 Comments

A RACE AGAINST THE STORM

The penultimate race in the Spur KZN Trail Series took place in the tranquil setting of the Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve, despite the weather deciding to spice things up with clouds building overhead and the threat of rain getting greater and greater the closer to start time.



The Championship Race…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on October 17, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments

Spur KZN Trail Series 2013 signs off in style

The fourth and final race of the Spur KZN Trail Series 2013 began in eerie, misty conditions as Series leaders and contenders lined up at the start line one final time.



In the men’s Championship 11.3km race it was two-time runner up Owen Bengo who crossed the finish line in 1st place, coming home…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on October 21, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

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